Scholarship Purpose: This scholarship was established by Jean and Randy Kaufman and friends in 2009 in memory of Jean's mother, Mary Alice Katschke. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to students at Illinois State who intend to become elementary education teachers. Mary earned her B.S. in 1952 and taught in public schools until her retirement in 1994. She believed it was important for children to learn to read at an early age. Each candidate must be a junior or senior majoring in elementary education at Illinois State, demonstrate interest in teaching reading at the elementary education level, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0, demonstrate financial need, and be involved in community or university service activities.NOMAJOR NOLEVEL
Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.00 3.00 , 3.10 , 3.1 , 3.20 , 3.2 , 3.30 , 3.3 , 3.40 , 3.4 , 3.50 , 3.5 , 3.60 , 3.6 , 3.70 , 3.7 , 3.80 , 3.8 , 3.90 , 3.9 , 4.00 , 4.0
High School GPA: There is no High School GPA requirement for this scholarship.
Essay: There is no essay required for this scholarship.
Application Deadline: March
Financial Need: This scholarship requires a student to have a Financial Need to be eligible to receive the scholarship. In order to establish "Financial Need", a student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can file the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.NOCOUNTY
Community Service: There is a community service requirement in applying for this scholarship.
Leadership: There is a leadership experience requirement in applying for this scholarship.
Minimum ISU Hours: 60
Fund Group: 3
Fund Type: 2
Fund Purpose: 15
Fund primary Goal:
Fund Status: O
Scholarship Type: F
Survey Code: 08
For more information on applying to this scholarship, please visit the School of Teaching and Learning website.